The Rohingya people of the Rakhine state of Myanmar have been a subject of hatred and oppression by the Myanmar authorities that term them as “immigrant Bangalees.”
They are migrants alright, but they migrated from Bengal to Myanmar (then Burma) several hundred years ago.
Also, it is internationally practiced everywhere that if a child is born in a country, that child will naturally earn the local citizenship or residence permit.
Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) says “everyone has the right to a nationality” and that “no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality”.
Most articles of the UDHR are considered customary international human rights law where the right to citizenship/nationality is clearly stated.
But to Myanmar authorities, the Rohingyas do not deserve any such rights.
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